In Sri Lanka the legal marriage age is 18, but under a decades-old community law, much younger Muslim girls can get married.
The prevalence of child marriage (defined as marriage before age 18) in Lebanon, from 2003-2013, is estimated to be 6.1 per cent
The statistics are startling: Around the world, every seven seconds, a girl under 15 is married.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) an ‘adolescent’ is defined as any person between the ages of 10 and 19 and a ‘young person’ between the ages of 15 and
many children throughout the world are the victims of forced and arranged marriages. Suffice it to say that such marriages are harmful to the health of the children i
In many countries, girls are the first victims when children’s human rights are violated and they often suffer double discrimination: for their age and for their gende
According to estimates, every day 3000 children are victims of child trafficking.
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